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hauteur

[hoh-tur; French oh-tœr] /hoʊˈtɜr; French oʊˈtœr/
noun
1.
haughty manner or spirit; arrogance.
Origin of hauteur
1620-1630
1620-30; < French, equivalent to haut high (see haughty) + -eur -or1
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  • He joyed to observe that these men of incredible millions had no hauteur.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • “If you choose to suspect evil, of course you can,” she answered with hauteur.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary Jerome K. Jerome
  • There was a touch of hauteur in his tone when he replied, "Do you suggest that I am hiding him?"

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • Her eyes met his in a quick surprise that was on the verge of hauteur.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • "So much the better," said Mrs. Millar, again with a suspicion of hauteur in her voice.

    A Houseful of Girls Sarah Tytler
  • "I do not speak of myself," said he, with an embarrassment mingled with hauteur.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre
  • Hiram had bought her about $1800 worth of hauteur at the select Institution of Learning.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • There was just a touch of hauteur as he said: "We'll see 'Hot Seat'."

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • It was obviously not without reason that Sophia had complained of his hauteur.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
British Dictionary definitions for hauteur

hauteur

/əʊˈtɜː/
noun
1.
pride; haughtiness
Word Origin
C17: from French, from haut high; see haughty
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Word Origin and History for hauteur
n.

1620s, from French hauteur "haughtiness, arrogance," literally "height," from Old French hauture (12c.) "height, loftiness; grandeur, majesty," from haut (see haught).

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